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Vik Muniz

Metachrome (No.3/No.13, after Mark Rothko)

Vik Muniz borrows images from the history of art, media and reality, to manipulate them. Starting with materials taken from everyday life, such as chocolate, diamond, pigment, clay or dust, Vik Muniz reconstructs an image before taking the photographs, and getting rid of the originals. At first glance, the result of his manipulations do not resemble a photograph, but the works of a magician or a virtuoso. While his photographs remind us of a collective cultural heritage, they simultaneously challenge the viewer´s perception.

 

Everything is redrawn and reinterpreted. Reinforcing our sense of familiarity toward different things, Vik Muniz deceives us and encourages our ability to look at reality and analyze it ; “the vision is primarily a form of intelligence, and recognition or identification a kind of comfort.”

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Vik Muniz

Mappa Mundi

5 March 2020 – 22 August 2020 05.03.2020 – 22.08.2020
Fondation Boghossian, Villa Empain, Brussels (BE)

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Vik Muniz

Vik Muniz: Hand Remade

1 April 2020 – 31 August 2020 01.04.2020 – 31.08.2020
Museo Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona (ES)

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